Gentle Hills, Eloping couples, Border Raiders.
Southern Scotland is comprised of three areas Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders and Ayrshire and Arran, this lovely region of Scotland is sometimes overlooked as most tourists head for the hotspots of the highlands, Edinburgh or the Trossachs.
This area of Scotland is however full of history and natural beauty it was here that the border clashes with England were felt the most, two of Scotland’s literary giants Sir Walter Scott and Robbie Burns lived and died here. In this area the notorious border Reivers held sway for many years these warring families constantly battling each other as well as the English.
The delightful Scottish Borders are full of history and legend the famous ruined abbey at Melrose beloved by Scott is top of the list of places to see, the pretty town of Peebles sitting on the River Tweed is also a great place to visit or stay the river is one of the top salmon rivers in Scotland.
Dumfries and Galloway famed for its castles and rolling hills and ruined abbeys, its varied coastline is great for bird watching and its sandy coves great for families, head for Kirkcudbright on the Solway coastline.
Ayrshire and Arran although different in its appeal as it is and area of coastal interest has great little towns and villages to explore. This area is also a mecca for golfers as well as those interested in finding out more about Robbie Burns he was born in the village of Alloway. The county town of Ayr is also a good base from which to explore the area.
Dumfries and Galloway
Ayrshire & Arran
Activities in Southern Scotland
Dick Institute - Cultural venue South West Scotland
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